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In Office Balloon Sinuplasty for Chronic Sinusitis

Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue. At University Otolaryngology Associates our ENT specialists are experts in treating sinusitis and performing this cutting edge treatment non-surgical treatment for chronic sinusitis.

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible, balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms.

Dr. Matthew Nagorsky talking about Sinus Problems and Balloon Sinuplasty Treatment

Step 1. A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus.

Balloon Sinuplasty - Step 1

Step 2. The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening.

Balloon Sinuplasty - Step 2

Step 3. Saline is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out the pus and mucus.

Balloon Sinuplasty - Step 3

Step 4. The system is removed, leaving the sinuses open.

Balloon Sinuplasty - Step 4

When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.

* Published clinical data in the leading ENT journals shows that it is safe and effective: patients experienced no device-related adverse events and demonstrated statistically and clinically significant improvement in their sinusitis symptoms.

Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office

  • Local Anesthesia
    • Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office is an option for patients who decline or are ineligible for general anesthesia.
  • Fast Recovery
    • While recovery time varies with each patient, most patients who undergo the in-office procedure can return to normal activities and work within 2 days.
  • Comfortable Surroundings
    • Experience the procedure in the comfort of your physician’s office rather than a hospital operating room.
  • High Patient Satisfaction
    • The majority of patients who had Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office would recommend the procedure to family and friends.
  • Potential for Significant Cost Savings
    • Some eligible patients may have lower out-of-pocket costs if the procedure is performed in a lower cost of care setting, such as a physician’s office.

Balloon Sinuplasty Video Animation

What is sinusitis?

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus lining. If the sinus opening becomes blocked due to this swelling, normal mucus drainage may not occur, and this may lead to recurrent sinus infections and painful symptoms. Sinusitis can be acute, lasting for less than four weeks, or chronic, lasting longer than 12 weeks. When sinus symptoms last longer than 12 weeks, you should see an ENT doctor for a diagnosis.

Sinusitis

What is the difference between chronic sinusitis and allergies or colds?

Sinusitis is often preceded by a cold or allergy attack. Colds and allergies can lead to inflamed sinuses, causing the sinus openings to become blocked. This prevents normal mucus drainage and can result in sinusitis.

What are the common symptoms of sinusitis?

  • Common symptoms of both acute and chronic sinusitis include:
  • Facial pain
  • Tenderness and swelling around the eyes, cheeks, nose and forehead
  • Sinus pressure or congestion
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Loss of the sense of smell or taste
  • Sinus Headache
  • Yellow or green mucus from the nose
  • Teeth pain
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat from nasal discharge
  • Bad breath

 

Balloon Sinuplasty Brochures

Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology is a FDA-cleared, endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The technology uses a small, flexible, Sinus Balloon Catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage and function.

Sinusitis Patient Brochure

Balloon Sinuplasty Patient Brochure

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